• Debbie

Broccoli & Onion Kugel | Low Carb | Keto

This is my first time making Kugel. I am by no means an expert on it, actually I have not have eaten kugel, let alone make one. Therefore, I have no way to compare this dish to any type of traditional kugel. It just liked it. It's very tasty and met my need/want for a dairy free quiche like casserole. I found several Kugel recipes that were made both sweet and savory. Some with noodles, some with raisins, some with vegetables, and some with potatoes. After looking at a lot of recipes, I found a few using broccoli. This totally interested me. However most were made using all purpose flour. Which will all know is a no-no when following a low carb diet because of the carbs in flour. But my thinking was maybe you really don't need flour? Maybe you do? I don't know. So this is what I came up with using a combination of different recipes I found. It tastes great, I think it's like a 'real' kugel. It's pudding like, it's a crustless quiche, it’s a souffle, and it seems to fall into all the ways a kugel is described. So I am going with it because it tasted great. It makes a great breakfast, side dish, and a wonderful lunch paired up with a salad. I made this with fresh broccoli, onions, eggs, and a few other simple seasonings and ingredients.

Broccoli & Onion Kugel | Low Carb | Keto

This Broccoli & Onion Kugel Served with a Salad and Sliced Tomato makes a Great Lunch

Broccoli & Onion Kugel before going into the Oven. You can see it loaded with broccoli. Yum!

Broccoli & Onion Kugel after it is baked.

Broccoli & Onion Kugel | Low Carb | Keto

Broccoli & Onion Kugel | Low Carb | Keto

Ingredients:

2 crowns fresh broccoli, chopped and blanched (about 4 to 5 cups)1 tablespoon butter

1 small onion, sliced

4 eggs

1 cup mayonnaise

1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

red pepper flakes (optional)


Directions:

1. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F). Grease an 8x8-inch or 6x9-inch baking dish.

2. Heat the butter oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Set aside.

3. Beat eggs with mayonnaise, xanthan gum , salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Stir in broccoli and onion. Pour into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle red pepper flakes on top.

4. Bake in the preheated oven until broccoli is tender, about 40-45 minutes.

How to Blanch Broccoli: 1. Wash and cut the broccoli down to the desired size. Try to make all of your florets the same size to ensure they will all cook at the same rate. 2. Fill a heavy pot 2/3 of the way full with water and bring to a boil. Add salt to the boiling water.

3. Carefully place the cut broccoli into the boiling water. Begin counting blanching time once the water returns to a boil. Cook until the broccoli turns bright green and is crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. 4. Remove the broccoli with a slotted spoon or drain the broccoli in a colander. Immediately place the broccoli in the ice bath to stop the cooking process. Once cooled, drain well. Set aside.


Nutritional Information: Makes: 9 Servings Calories 208.5 Total Fat 20.1 g Total Carbohydrate 3.4 g Dietary Fiber 1.6 g Protein 4.5 g

Net Carbs 1.8 g


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